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escape cold weather. they'll work to get into your house through any hole. they're looking for a place to spend the winter. your best bet is to tighten up your house, caulk any openings around windows and doors. they stink but they won't lay eggs in your house or do damage. their only natural predator is the praying man advertise. >> kill the darn things, people -- mantis. >> kill the dan, things, people. >> reporter: -- darn things, people. >> reporter: beth parker, fox 5 news. thanks so much for joining us. the news continues now. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >> fire tears through a neighborhood in 7 level ising three huge homes and damaging several -- a virginia neighborhood leveling three homes and damaging several others. the flames broke out this afternoon on tillett loop and manassas leaving charred piles of debris behind. fox 5's bob barnard live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: eight hours after the first flames were spotted
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fire crews are still here and working, the remains of three houses here still smoldering and they just put some water on some of these smoking spots a short time ago. in the middle there where it's believed this thing started, that house burned to the ground. this view from sky fox shows you the devastating nature of this fire, three homes side by side up in flames, scores of firefighters virtually powerless to stop it before the damage was done. investigators believe the fire started in the middle house, then quickly spread in both directions. >> it's beyond the expressions and words. >> reporter: two people suffered minor injuries, but no firefighters were hurt. one woman was hospitalized from the shock of seeing this, her home basically destroyed. this is her husband. >> we feel bad, but we got outside everybody. >> reporter: their friends say all the memories and everything inside the house is destroyed. >> they couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames and
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heat spreading quickly. >> when w that much fire you need a lot of -- with that much fire you need a lot of water and hoses and personnel to control it. >> reporter: manassas fire chief said 120 firefighters helped to battle this one including units from fairfax and prince william counties. other city officials say they can't believe what they're seeing. >> obviously we're looking to find out what the impact is going to be and what the cause was. >> reporter: fire investigators say finding the cause will take some work, the impact already being felt. >> we had around 14, 16 residents that are displaced and they're being held up at the local community center and there were arrangements made for them. >> reporter: you're looking back live again. one of the issues in this particular neighborhood may be contributing factor here why three houses burned when the fire started in one is how close these houses are. there's only maybe 10, 15 feet separating them, but to show you hot hot this fire was, we
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are more than 100 feet -- how hot this fire was, we are more than 100 feet across the street and the siding on this home buckled from the flames this afternoon. shawn asked at 10:00 whether any of these houses have sprinklers. i'm told they were built in 2000. so they're 10 years old and do not have sprinklers. it's not required in the city of manassas. even homes built today are not required to string sprinklers. a break in the murder case of a d.c. waiter and college student. officers arrested a 16-year-old gang member. neil godleski was shot to death at sherman circle in northwest. police believe the killer is eric foreman from northeast. officers say foreman tried to rob godleski before shooting him several times august 20 second. foreman who is now 17 is being charged -- 22nd. foreman who is now 17 is being charged as an adult. two people taken to the hospital after a two car collision getting hit by a ride
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on boss in kensington at 7 -- one of the injured people was in the bus. the other was in one of the cars. the intersection was shut down for a while, no word on the cause of the crash. the first congressional hearing on the national transportation safety board's report concerning the deadly 2009 metrorail collision was held today. officials testified about the accident and the progress of safety procedures and operations of the metro. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton spoke about the federal interest involving national safety standards. nine people died, dozens more injured in a crash last year. hundreds of millions of dollars just sitting in virginia coffers. that discovery was made in an independent audit. the cash slated for transportation project over the past decade. tonight fox 5's john henrehan has the edge on making sure no dollar gets left behind. >> reporter: on paper the virginia department of transportation spends about $3.3 billion a year
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constructing and maintaining the highways and secondary roads of the commonwealth. but a four month long audit of the agency by a team of cpas in richmond has discovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unspent accounts. example, in the early part of the decade vdot kept about 3 1/2% of its allocated money in a carryover account for the next year. by fy 2010 vdot was carrying over almost 32% of its allocated funds. >> the bottom line is that there's been money that's been sitting in accounts, that's been appropriated, authorized and has not been properly deployed. i'd say there's been money sitting in accounts while people have been sitting in traffic. >> reporter: governor bob mcdonnell has ordered his subordinates to come up with a plan within 45 days to spend down much of the money vdot has kept in reserve. northern virginia traffic projects are at the top of his priority list. >> i want to get those hotlines on 95 built as soon as possible.
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we're trying to do everything we can to resolve this lawsuit and get that done. it makes no sense to have h.o.t. lanes from tyson's to the mixing bowl to run into another traffic jam. you've got to get them built from the 14th bridge south. that's a priority. >> reporter: another priority, expanding i-66 outside the beltway. one of governor mcdonnell's proposals is to limit some of the carryover money to an estimated 60-day needs. democratic delegate vivian watts says that's not enough of a cushion in tough fiscal times. she thinks that that's partly how california got in its current fiscal mess. so expect some pushback from some legislators on the governor's plan to rapidly accelerate highway spending. on the statehouse grounds in richmond, john henrehan, fox 5 news. for the first time in nearly 100 years a virginia woman has been executed. laura evans is everywhere at 11:00. >> teresa lewis died by lethal
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injection at greensville correctional center in jarrett tonight. lewis was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson giving them sex and cash in exchange so she could collect a quarter of a million dollars in insurance money. she used her final statement tonight to tell her husband's daughter that she loved her and that she was very sorry. a highly anticipated meeting today between vincent gray, d.c.'s presuchive next mayor, and d.c. school's -- presumptive next mayor and d.c.'s school's chancellor michelle rhee. many wonder if gray will keep rhee on as chancellor. he said today was more of a discussion on public education and did not touch on her future but called it productive. president obama addressed world leaders at the united nations today. his message to the general assembly coming up next. still ahead an update on the verizon iphone, how much longer will verizon customers have to hold out? we've got details. but first our rundown. we'll be back.
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president obama is urging world leaders to stand united on mideast peace. in his address to the united nation's general assembly the president said there must be peace in the region. israeli and palestinian officials met face to face earlier this month for the first time in years. he warned of the consequences if no agreement is reached. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to co-existence. >> palestinian officials say for talks to continue israeli leaders must extend the moratorium on building new settlements in the west bank. today republican leaders laid out their agenda at a hardware store in sterling, virginia, trying to reach out to workers and businesses in
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their pledge to america. the gop says they'll put people back to work by cutting taxes and spending. the party promises to repeal the healthcare reform law and president obama's economic stimulus program. he's accused of sexually abusing young boys and tonight a megachurch bishop is responding to those allegations. we'll have that story next. detroit auto workers busted drinking, apparently smoking weed on their lunch breaks. details on that straight ahead. 
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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about those sex allegations against the pastor of an atlanta area megachurch. he admits to taking young men on trips as part of a mentoring program and denies he had sex with them. three young men who were members of the church filed lawsuits against bishop eddie long. they say he seduced them with cars, money, gifts in exchange for sex. long is expected to address the sex claims on sunday when he speaks to his church. as the detroit auto industry gains traction from taxpayer money, a controversy is ignited after an undercover investigation. >> reporter: hate to be a buzz kill, but shouldn't you guys be
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building cars? don't you guys work out at the chrysler factory? you know, the government spent a lot of money bailing you guys out and you coming out here on your lunch break drinking like this? >> drinking on their lunch break, the fox 5 investigation followed workers from chrysler's jefferson north assembly plant in detroit for several days. it's the fox affiliate out of detroit, by the way. each day cameras found the workers chugging beer and apparently smoking pot. this is the same plat president obama visited in july and talked -- plant president obama visited in july and talked about the significance of manufacturing in america. tonight chrysler's senior vice president from performing says, "i'm very disturbed and i want to make it clear chrysler will take it seriously." also responding the united auto workers union saying in part the uaw strongly opposes the use of controlled substances or alcohol use on the job. the employees involved in this situation do not represent the
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vast majority of workers at chrysler. chrysler officials identified a few of people involved in the incident. each of them has been suspended indefinitely without pay pending further investigation. get ready to shell out more cash for that morning starbucks run. shawn yancy now with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, this affects you and millions of other starbucks lovers. no. 5, you'll have to pay more for your favorite latte. the cove chain is upping the cost of larger -- coffee chain is upping the cost of larger size and hard to make drinks, but the regular size coffee will stay the same. no. 4, despite all the rumors verizon customers don't count on that iphone any time soon. the company hopes apple will eventually allow verizon to sell the phone on the new 4g network which won't be completed until next year. at&t has exclusive rights to set iphone in the u.s. no. 3, if you're paying more than $78 a month for your wireless service, you're paying more
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than average. according to jd power and associates, the average monthly wireless bill is $78, which is up from $69 in 2007. you can blame that increase on monthly fees related to web browsing and e-mail. no. 2, the controversial diabetes drug avandia will stay on the market. that's the ruling from the fda. it follows a 2007 study linking the drug to heart attack risks. federal regulators will restrict access to the drug, though. new patients will only get a prescription if they can't control their diabetes with other medication. no. 1 tonight, parents, check your baby's formula. similac is recalling 5 million cans of powder formula because of possible insect contamination. the company says the products may contain small beetles or larvae which could cause stomach aches or digestion problems. the recall only affects powdered formula. there's more information on this recall on www.wusa9.com. click on web links.
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we are just cruising along with these 90-degree temperatures, almost record territory. >> tomorrow i think we will be in the record. we tied the record today at dulles with 93, probably a little warmer tomorrow, prepare for that in the morning. the kids will not wake up saying do i need a jacket? they'll be like i need shorts and they will. we don't think we can count on any kind of cooling shower or thunderstorm, maybe a patch or two of fog late tonight. it even looks like a little might be showing up in this live shot looking at the washington monument. here's what you can expect, of course, mid-90s tomorrow. the record is 94 at reagan, i think it's 92 at dulles. we'll likely tie them if not exceed them. the cooler weather is coming. it will be here by sunday. we're taking it into the mid- 70s and that will finally feel like fall several days after officially starting. badly needed rain may also be in the forecast. we think decent showers are coming monday and tuesday on the current forecast and we put the question mark because the area of low pressure that we're
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watching is kind of a lone ranger and it will do what it wants to, but that's what we think will happen with it. tropical storm matthew also formed today and this is an important one because it's not one of those that we're tracking off the coast of africa that is many days away. it's right down here in the caribbean and, in fact, it looks like it's getting its act together, tonight got a bit stronger with the 11:00 update and there's likely going to be landfall very close to nicaragua. it's about 350 miles east of nicaragua. it will skim along the coast and may go into honduras moving westward at 17 miles per hour tonight with wind of 45 miles an hour, but here's why it's important. many computer models want to suggest that this will become a hurricane and eventually turn and come out into the gulf of mexico. great uncertainty about what happens with this thing after say day four or five, but there are some computer models that try to take it into florida and up into the mid-atlantic. others might want to take it more into the gulf of mexico and dissipate it out here. so we need to watch this one because any potential of it
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coming toward florida and essentially up into the mid- atlantic will have to be watched. that would be sometime next week and there's a lot of uncertainty with the tail end of that forecast track. so watch matthew. that's the most important thing to know and it's still 80 degrees in d.c. that's the second most important thing to know. it's a mild night. we'll drop to about 71 degrees. tomorrow we're up to 94 degrees and we'll be real close to 90 as early as the noon hour. that's a hot day, record heat and prepare for it because might take your breath away literally in some cases. 74 at 8:00 in the morning. by noon we are 89 and by 5:00 93 degrees. here's a look at your weekend forecast in a snapshot, 85 for saturday, the cooling process begins, but the front bringing the cooler air doesn't cross until morning. right now a slight chance of a shower south on saturday. most of us won't see it, cooler sunday with some clouds. where's that rain? that will come into play monday and tuesday and it's an area of low pressure that's been floating around in the central u.s. we hope it keeps its act
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together because we need that rain. it will also keep us on the cool side with temperatures in the mid-and upper 70s and that ought to feel great. big changes within the nationals organization today. dave feldman is up next and will let you know what happened with dan cast-we come back.
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer
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funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. in china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. good evening. stan kasten is leaving the nationals after 4 1/2 years as team president. kasten announced he will leave at the end of the season. he did want explain in detail exactly why he decided to
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leave. in may of '06 kasten was part of a group led by washington area real estate developer ted lerner picked by major league baseball to buy the team. kasten said he made a commitment to stay with the team five years and now it's time to move on. he did not say whether he would retain his ownership stake in the team. what does this mean for the nationals? >> it means that we've lost a two time executive of the year in his career and a long time player executive and a guy who has run an organization, but he certainly has, like i said, laid the foundation for success here in washington. we're just going to continue where we're at. >> nationals looking for their third win in a row hosting the astros, top 3 tied at one. a great catch at short and doubles up the runner at first. he may lead the league with 33 errors but that was some nice defense. bottom 6, nats up 3-2, two outs. this one is launched to left center. it's the 11th home run of the season for him and the nats win
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7-2. well, the nats are headed toward a third consecutive last place finish in the nl east, but albert haynesworth, kareem moore, laron landry and clinton portis all practiced today and better news despite nursing minor injuries. keyland williams moved up the depth chart. the undrafted free agent rookie was a member of the 2007 national champion team. give the 24-year-old credit. he was ready when the opportunity presented itself. >> you can come in and, you know, just at least if the coaches consider you in the game plan as a rookie, that definitely says something about your preparation throughout camp and the preseason. so i'm just excited. >> we haven't really talked about the game plan. so i'm preparing like i did the first two weeks. >> this week's opponent the rams 0-2, their quarterback sam bradford. the no. 1 pick in 2010, bradford completing over 57% of his passes, 460 yards and three
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touchdowns. he does have four interceptions. bradford made a predraft visit to redskins park and made an impression. >> i watch him a lot, throughout his collegiate career and preseason games. he's went pretty good. he's very impressive. he's a guy that comes around once every 10 years in my opinion. the washington wizards open training camp at 12 so 1 a.m. tuesday morning at george mason. gilbert arenas will be there, missed most of last season for being suspended for bringing guns back into the locker room. now he's back with a new owner and a new court mate and a new beginning. >> he's put in all the time that he needs to put in. he's been a professional, worked very hard. he's in outstanding shape. so he's doing whatever he needs to do to get back to the level that we all think that he's capable of playing at. >> the wizards will change their colors for the 2011/2012 season to red, white and blue.
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the owner ted leonsis said the desire for new colors was among the top suggestions he received from fans. i'm dave feldman. brian will be back to wrap up the edge right after this. have a good night. 
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